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Re: git silently ignores include directive with single quotes




On 2018-09-08 02:22 PM, Jeff King wrote:
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>> The original problem cropped up due to using:
>>
>>  git config --local include.path '../.gitconfig'
>>
>> which on linux stripped the single quotes, but on some windows git bash
>> emulation it kept them.
> 
> That sounds like a bug in git bash, if it is not treating single quotes
> in the usual shell way. But I'd also expect such a bug to cause loads of
> problems in all of the shell scripts. Are you sure it wasn't cmd.exe or
> some other interpreter?

I don't know, Jeff. I think the user said it was first anaconda shell.
And then the user tried gitforwindows with same results. I don't know
MSwindows at all.

But it doesn't matter at the end of the day, since we can't cover all
possible unix shell emulations out there. What matters is that there is
a way to flag the misconfiguration, either by default, or through a
special check - some ideas I suggested in my previous email, but surely
you have a much better insight of how to deal with that.

Thank you.

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